Top Cow sent along an email detailing their complete September 2008 solicitations. These will all be seen in the July 2008 issue of Previews, due out later this month, but you can check them out right now, right here on TheQuarterbin. Hit the jump to see what’s coming up for the publisher.
Dragon Prince #1
(W) Ron Marz (A) Lee Moder (Cov) Jeff Johnson, Stjepan Sejic
Writer Ron Marz has revitalized Witchblade and is the architect behind the acclaimed First Born and Broken Trinity crossover events. Now, joined by artist Lee Moder (First Born: Aftermath, Painkiller Jane), Marz debuts DRAGON PRINCE, a five-part modern fantasy with equal doses of magic and martial arts mayhem.
Like a lot of teenagers, Aaron Chiang feels he’s never fit in, though he’s never known why. But all that changes when he learns the truth of his heritage: He is the Dragon Prince, last of his kind and heir to the bloodline of all dragons. Hunted to the brink of extinction by a secret society of wizards, dragonkind’s survival is now in Aaron’s hands.
Featuring spectacular covers by Jeff Johnson (Amazing Spider-Man, Way of the Rat) and Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade).
Cover A – Jeff Johnson
Cover B – Stjepan Sejic
Broken Trinity #3
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic, Phil Hester (Cov) Stjepan Sejic, Dale Keown
The event of the year concludes! Just like First Born before it, Broken Trinity will have permanent ramifications on the Top Cow Universe. In this issue, the Trinity of Witchblade, The Darkness and The Angelus will be destroyed, and at least one major character will die! But amidst all this destruction, there will be creation. The entire Top Cow Universe hangs in the balance as the Trinity is broken…and a whole new storyline begins.
Featuring the final piece of an epic triptych cover by Dale Keown (The Darkness/Pitt).
Cover A – Stjepan Sejic
Cover B – Dale Keown
Broken Trinity: Angelus
(W) Ron Marz (A) Brian Stelfreeze (Cov) Brian Stelfreeze, Jeffrey Spokes
A BROKEN TRINITY tie-in! In First Born, The Angelus power chose the troubled young woman Celestine as its host. Now, Celestine’s split personality struggles with The Angelus force for ultimate control, even as a rogue contingent of Angelus warriors plot their leader’s overthrow.
This is the second of three tie-in stand-alone issues to Broken Trinity, featuring the heavenly art of Brian Stelfreeze (Batman: Shadow of the Bat, X-Men: Unlimited) and the second of three alternate covers by Jeffrey Spokes (Sadhu: The Silent Ones). Other tie-in issues feature Witchblade and The Darkness.
Cover A – Brian Stelfreeze
Cover B – Jeffrey Spokes
Full Color 32 pages $2.99 One-shot
The Darkness #8
(W) Phil Hester (A) Jorge Lucas (Cov) Jorge Lucas, Stjepan Sejic
Rattled by the events of “Empire,” and in less than full control of his Darkness powers, Jackie returns to the States and lapses back into his old criminal lifestyle. Unfortunately, he’s already the target of a cunning and ancient enemy, one who has put him in the crosshairs of the deadly Aphrodite IV!
Cover A – Jorge Lucas
Cover B – Stjepan Sejic
Full Color 32 pages $2.99 Ongoing Series
The Darkness #1-3 Reader Edition
(W) Phil Hester (A) Michael Broussard (Cov) Michael Broussard, Dale Keown
Get caught up on the new volume of The Darkness with the first three issues offered at a discounted price!
Full Color 32 pages each (3 issues) $3.99 Ongoing Series
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic
Mysterious deaths lead Sara Pezzini and her detective partner, Patrick Gleason, to the heart of Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community, a closed and cloistered society that does not tolerate outsiders. Something ancient and evil is stalking the community, something that even the Witchblade might not be able to stop. Gritty police drama meets supernatural thriller!
“I’ve been praising Witchblade for the last few months now. Everyone should be reading this.” —Comicvine.com
Full Color 32 pages $2.99 Ongoing series
Madame Mirage Vol. 1 Trade Paperback
(W) Paul Dini (A) Kenneth Rocafort (Cov) Kenneth Rocafort
From the magical mind of Paul Dini (Countdown, Detective Comics) comes a new, original femme fatale story that combines elements of film noir, tech, and superhero comics. Superbly drawn by rising star Kenneth Rocafort (Hunter-Killer), this volume collects Season 1 of this amazing story, a cover gallery, and insightful behind-the-scenes material, plus an all-new cover by Rocafort!
“The real brilliance of this tale is that, just as the reader decides they know exactly how the story will play out, Dini pulls the rug out from under them.” —IGN.com
Full Color 176 pages $14.99 Trade Paperback
The Art of Marc Silvestri Softcover
(ART BY) Marc Silvestri
The spotlight shines on Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri in this very special art collection. Silvestri’s career blossomed during runs on Uncanny X-Men and Wolverine and in the early 1990s, he revolutionized the comics industry when he co-founded Image Comics and created such hit properties as Cyberforce, Witchblade, and The Darkness. This oversized art book, offered now in softcover, showcases some of Silvestri’s favorite, most popular, and most iconic images from his illustrious career.
Full Color 96 pages $19.99 Softcover
NOTE: Art of Marc Silvestri cover is temporary and NOT the final artwork.